The Industrialist is definitely Fear Factory. ”Recharger” stands out to me, brutal and heavy with an uber melodic chorus. The song has such a rhythm to it that leads into a buildup that let’s you “fall” during the chorus. “Depraved Mind Murder” is one of the more faster paced songs on the album, with drums that go in and out of blast beats and deep chugs throughout the song, the chorus being the only points where it seems to slow down a bit. Another notable song is “Virus of Faith,” I love the electronic parts in it as well as the drumming. ”Disassemble” starts off good, but the lyrics seem a bit on the lazy side and the song becomes a bit drab after the first minute and a half. Burton Bell‘s vocals are a powerhouse in this effort, and Dino Cazares‘ guitar work never disappoints. The drums are great, Cazares (with the help of John Sankey) did an awesome job programming them. Filling Raymond Herrera‘s shoes is a big task, though Gene Hoglan did well, I have to give thumbs down to programmed drums. I know drum tracking gets a little computerized finishing half the time, but having the whole album being a computer the whole way through from the get go… There’s nothing personal there, it’s too perfect. That’s really my only real complaint with The Industrialist, otherwise it’s pretty solid.
RATING: 8 / 10
By: Matt Darcy
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